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Bicton Park Botanical Gardens

Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
+44 1395 568465
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No train today

My wife and I took our Special Needs son on a visit to Bicton Gardens today on a recommendation... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
thayhow
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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
Outstanding

A must visit when in this area. The gardens are beautiful; very unusual trees and lovely children’s... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
tufty5913
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Over 64 acres to explore "A delight for gardeners" Spanning nearly 300years of gardening history, the park is home to many rare and beautiful species, collected from around the world. The Palm House is made from over 18,000 panes of glass (built 20yrs before The Kew Gardens Palm House) hosting many Palms. Tropical House, Arid House, Temperate house. Enjoy your coffee / lunch overlooking the Italian Garden. Explore the arboretum and while away time in the bird hide Ride the Bicton Woodland railway for an oversight of the park (suitable for wheelchairs) The countryside museum containing a huge collection of bygone days.... And for the children indoor and outdoor play areas, crazy golf, Astro turf football pitch, ride the pedal tractors all to add to the fun (Please note play areas are only open to children between the ages of o to 12 yrs)
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Bicton Park | Budleigh Salterton, Exeter EX9 7BJ, England
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+44 1395 568465
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I took our Special Needs son on a visit to Bicton Gardens today on a recommendation from good friends who had told us about the train ride, which our son was looking forward to. Unfortunately the first thing we were learn't when...More

Thank thayhow
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must visit when in this area. The gardens are beautiful; very unusual trees and lovely children’s play area. Plenty of seats when walking around and good cafe and shop.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

For younger ones there is a train, indoor and outdoor play area and crazy golf (extra cost for train). Good walks and plenty to see. Cafe and shop.

Thank Stephen D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited a couple of days ago for my son’s third birthday. We have been a number of times before and it never disappoints. Particular hits with my two boys (3 and 6) were the indoor and outdoor play areas, as well as the farmyard...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My brother and his wife were on holiday from the Isle of Wight and stayed with us for a week. They had heard us praising the gardens so the first place they wanted to visit was here. They were absolutely swept off their feet by...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Upon arrival a very enthusiastic lady provided a map which she explained, advised us where the cafe and toilets were located and that there were 2 more train rides available during the day. The gardens are extensive with interesting planting outside and inside the glasshouses....More

Thank EmmaLovesOlives
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the best part of the day here and did enjoy ourselves wandering round looking at all the gardens and plants. The train ride around the woodland is a lovely way to see the many trees in the pinetum and the area around the...More

Thank Marie M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Since our home is quite close to Wisley which we have visited a number of times, while we were staying in Budleigh Salterton we had to come to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, and we were really glad we did. We arrived early and for a...More

Thank Peter S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

With a fantastic garden and a fine collection of mature trees from all over the world the green fingers will not be dissapointed. If you're local you can also pick up some plants or lovely garden ornaments. With a train ride taking you around the...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Disgusting after paying £10 per child and £12 adult wasn't expecting to pay extra £1.00 per child to go into play barn and extra charge for train we certainly won't be attending bicton again

1  Thank sylvia B
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natalieannsmith1
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Response from maryWorcs | Reviewed this property |
No station nearest station Exmoth need to get a bus or taxi from there.
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hazel395
4 August 2016|
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Yes! 😊 though I believe there is a small charge to take them in
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Joanne A
27 July 2015|
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Response from Helendy101 | Reviewed this property |
Teenagers would find this place very boring. They focus mainly on families with young children and reasonably fit older people.
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